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Jan 10, 2013 3:00am PST
gun violence task force launched in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary. but it did not necessarily leave many with high expectations. businesses that sell a lot of guns like walmart will also be in on some meetings. those groups are more likely to be influenced by the nra since they're making a big profit off those firearms. and they do not want to appear too entrenched in the white house's anti-gun push. >>> walmart says after the shooting, guns are now one of their highest-selling items. while it does want to help the administration, when that starts to contradict with sales that's where the help stops. the nra obviously has a lot of money and therefore a lot of power going into these talks but gabby giffords' new anti-gun group is looking to counteract that. she and her husband mark kelly kick started a campaign this week that they're calling common sense measures to curb gun violence. now, they're hoping to raise $20 million for the 2014 congressional elections. that would match the nra's spending on last year's vote. both giffords and her husband are gun owners
Jan 8, 2013 3:00am PST
-- after john boehner refused to come to the relief of the victims of hurricane sandy in the last congress, they voted $9 billion for flood control insurance, even that, some republicans couldn't support. >> this was the national flood program that was going to expire that friday. if there was no vote. >> bill: of course they always wait until the last minute. >> last second. they voted to expand its borrowing authority by $9 billion. 67 republicans still voted against it to show that they were really against spending after the deal that the fiscal cliff fixed they claim didn't contain enough spending cuts so they voted against it. but the problem is we found that 37 of the 67 had requested all kinds of disaster relief for their own states whether it be drought help, whether it be frozen crops whether it be hurricane aid from the federal government so again you see this pattern of bringing money back from my constituents but take this principled, political stance when you're on the national stage. >> bill: when you're dealing with two blue states. >> two blue states which of cours
Jan 9, 2013 3:00am PST
really means for, you know, this country, especially after sandy hook and a lot of other stuff that's happened but interestingly enough, joe biden will be meeting with the nra. that was announced by jay carney. let's get the clip of that. >>? >> this is not a problem that can be somed by gun legislation alone. it is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action or single action that the government might take. it's a problem that encompasses issues of mental health of he had cations as well as access to guns. >> i think interesting about that, you know, i think we have to, you can't just look at banning guns in a vacuum. you have to look at all of the things surrounding gun violence in this currentlyountry. i think that is a step in the right direction. joe biden is meeting with the right people besides the fact he is meeting with the nra and the gun safety groups, hollywood, video game makers everyone who has anything to do with and the proliferation of guns and the de desensetization. >> you got it. >> of guns. he is meeting with them to have this conversation and et
Jan 7, 2013 3:00am PST
. secretary of labor, hulkeda solis. we are talking about judge cagle, sandy relief. we are talking about gun control and we are also taking your calls. give us a call at 1866-55-press. before we do that, we always got to hear what the news is tonight -- this morning. i am used to saying good night. we are going to go to our news update with lisa ferguson. >> it is still tonight in los angeles. that works out. good morning everyone who is not in los angeles. president obama is back from hawaii. he should confirm form ter senator chuck hagel. he is drawing criticism for his policies with israel and iran. senators lindsey graham and ted cruz had sharp words on the talk shows sunday. mitch mcconnell spoke out, on abc's "this week"? >> whoever is nominated for secretary of defense is going to have a full understanding of our close relationship with our israeli allies, the iranian threat and the importance of having a robust military. >> mcconnell did not stand by some of his previous praise of hagle, but he did say the former senator will get a fair hearing. a couple of other things on
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